She worked in all areas of public and private law (handling cases from start to finish) including care, injunctions, divorce and ancillary relief and has seen family law from all sides. Gayle also accepts instructions in civil cases in particular commercial, Personal Injury and Housing cases.
She also has extensive expereince of criminal advocacy in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts in legally-aided and privately-funded adult and youth cases. . Read more →
Gayle was called to the Bar in 1997 having been awarded ‘Very Competent’ in the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law, London. Since joining Becket Chambers in 2015, Gayle has developed a busy practice and is sought after to provide advice and advocacy in all areas of family law.
She has wide ranging experience in private and public family law, as well as a growing financial remedies practice, and regularly appears before district and circuit judges.
Gayle also takes instructions in claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA), and under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
Gayle is an experienced public speaker and is actively involved in Becket Chambers seminar programme, regularly delivering training on a variety of family topics. Most recently she gave a presentation on ‘Enforcement of Child Arrangements Orders’. Gayle has also delivered family law training to magistrates, legal advisers and the judiciary.
Gayle is a member of Resolution, a national family law body, committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes in a non-confrontational way.
In 2015, she completed the Advanced International Advocacy Course at Keble College, Oxford. The course (taught by senior juniors, silks and judges) aims to encourage and develop the highest standards of advocacy and is internationally recognised as one of the best and most intensive advocacy courses in the world.